Exemption and waivers given for different reasons and may remove all or part of the tuition and fees for a student. Proof of qualification for the exemption or waiver must be presented to Ms. Spikes before it can be posted to the student account. This proof only needs to be submitted before the payment deadline of the first semester of attendance. If there has been more than one semester of non-attendance, this proof will need to be resubmitted. If you believe you are entitled to an exemption or waiver not listed, please contact Ms. Spikes.
- 100 CLUB
Exempts from the paying of tuition, fees, parking. Masters Program. Undergraduates Program.
- AFDC/TANF EXEMPTION
Exempts from payment of tuition and fees for one academic year. The student must start using exemption 12 months of high school graduation and must be younger than 22 years old. If not used within 12 months of high school graduation, the student loses eligibility of the program.
- BLIND WAIVER
The student should contact Dr. Christopher Kaio, in the Office of Disability Services, 713-221-8430, located on the 4th floor in Suite 409 South. Once a file is established, contact Student Accounting to have your waiver entered to your account.
Exempts from the paying of tuition and fees for life.
The student must provide a Certificate of Blind Condition from Texas Commission for the Blind or Texas Rehabilitation Commission (DARS).
- CERTIFIED EDUCATIONAL AIDE EXEMPTION
Award is based on financial need. Assist in completion of teacher certification. The student must be employed as a certified educational aid or have at least two years experience working directly with students in a school district. Scholarship letter must be approved by financial aid before posting to account. Does not cover parking, lab fees or late fees.
- CHILDREN OF DISABLED OR DECEASED FIREMAN OR PEACE OFFICERS WAIVER
Provide free tuition and fees to students who parent was killed or disabled in the line of duty while employed as a Fire Fighter, Peace Officer, Game Warden or as an Employee of a Correctional Institution.
The student must be under 21 years of age and be a dependent of a full-paid disabled or deceased fire fighter or peace officer. Entitlement only for eight consecutive semesters not including summer semesters.
- DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING WAIVER
The student should contact Dr. Christopher Kaio, in the Office of Disability Services, 713-221-8430, located on the 4th floor in Suite 409 South. Once a file is established, contact Student Accounting to have your waiver entered to your account. The student must provide a Certificate of Deaf and Hearing Impaired from the Texas Commission of Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
- DISABLED PEACE OFFICER WAIVER
Exempts payment of tuition and fees. The student must be permanently disabled as a result of an injury suffered during the performance of a duty as a peace officer of this state and must be unable to continue employment be cause of disability. Entitlement only for twelve consecutive semesters. Not entitled to this exemption if previously received a master’s degree or is enrolled in a master’s degreed program. The student must submit satisfactory evidence as proof to the governing board that the application is eligible for the exemption.
- EARLY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION SCHOLARSHIP
$1,000 Scholarship – graduation prior to 09/01/2003. Exempts tuition-resident only.
This award allows up to $1,000 to be applied toward tuition only (no fees) per semester. Any remaining balance left on the award will be carried forward to the next semester until the $1,000 is spent.
$2,000 Scholarship – graduation on or after 09/01/2003. Exempts from all tuition and fees.
This award allows up to $2,000 to be applied toward tuition and fees per semester. Any remaining balance left on the award will be carried forward to the next semester until the $2,000 is spent.
- FIREFIGHTER EXEMPTION
Exempts from payment of tuition and laboratory fees for courses offered as part of the fire science curriculum. The student must proved proof of registration and must be employed as fire fighter. Waiver must be approved by the University College before posting to account.
- FOSTER CARE AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES WAIVER
Exempts from payment of tuition and fees if the person was in foster care or the residential care under the conservator ship of the Department of Protective and Regulatory Service on or after the day preceding ones 18th birthday.
- HAZELWOOD EXEMPTION
Exempts from payment of all tuition and fees except student service fee and property deposit.
Should not exceed a cumulative total of 150 credit hours.
Financial aid must authorize payment before posting to account.
- SENIOR CITIZEN (65+) WAIVERS
65 or Older – Auditing or Taking Classes for Credit. For auditing purposes, the student may be allowed to enroll in a course only if space is available.
For purpose of receiving credit, the student may enroll for up to six credit hours each semester or summer term if space is available.
- TEXAS PREPAID TUITION PROGRAM (FORMERLY TEXAS TOMORROW FUND)
Pays for undergraduate all tuition and fees except property deposits, optional fees such as parking, u-pass, lab fees or graduate fee.
- VALEDICTORIAN WAIVER
Highest Ranking High School Graduates.
Exempts highest ranking graduate from payment of tuition (resident and institution) for two semesters immediately following graduation from high school.
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